Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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    Black History Month at the National Constitution Center: The National Constitution Center put together several exhibits and programs. “The Story of We the People” explores milestones in African-American history. Interactive programming teaches the history behind the Emancipation Proclamation and the lives of prominent African-American leaders. Artifacts include signed copies of the Thirteenth Amendment and items from President Obama’s inauguration and an original printing of the Dred Scott decision. Visitors can test their knowledge with a giant board game. Admission is $15.40. Visit to learn more.

    Free Museum Admission: For the entire month of February, enjoy free admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History. The museum includes 20,000 artifacts that shine light on the history of Jews in America. Explore the 100,000-square-foot museum, which includes 30 original films and interactive media displays. One highlight is the 1790 letter from George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, R.I. Special programming will take place all month. Visit to learn more.

    Tattoo Convention: The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention returns to the City of Brotherly Love from Feb. 10-12. The event, held at the convention center, showcases everything about tattoos, seminars, presentations and parties. Famous tattoo artists will be on hand to ink attendees. Tickets are $22 for the day or $45 for a three-day pass. Children younger than 12 are free. The show runs from 2 p.m. to midnight Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to midnight Feb. 11 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 12. After parties each night. Visit for more information.

    Tancredi: Opera Philadelphia premieres Tancredi at the Academy of Music on Feb. 10. There are five shows between Feb. 10-19. The medieval story moves to post-WWI Europe and tells the tale of Tancredi, an exiled soldier, and Amenaide, daughter of a powerful man. The music is by Gioachino Rossini and is considered to be one of his most beautiful works. Tickets start at $19. Visit to purchase tickets and see the full synopsis.

    Robot Revolution: The Franklin Institute’s latest exhibit features robots from all over the world. Explore how robots change how people live, work and play. Experience a virtual drive in a self-driving Google Car, watch soccer ‘bots face off, program a robotic arm and watch the interactive drone show. The exhibit runs through April 2. Admission is $29.95. Visit to learn more.